Program overview

In a world of uncertainty, actuaries use mathematics, statistics and computer software to assess — and manage — financial risk. Rider’s interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science program provides the crucial mathematical, statistical, computational and financial background that actuaries need, plus preparation for a series of examinations required for certification through the Society of Actuaries (SOA).

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Program requirements

Our program blends business and liberal arts courses in mathematics to provide a deep understanding of critical thinking, analysis and communication skills.

Make problem-solving your career

Rider actuarial science graduates can be found in gratifying careers as actuaries, analysts, consultants, underwriters, brokers and senior executives with national and regional industry leaders in consulting, health care, insurance and finance.

Common industries:

  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Marsh & McLennan Companies
  • Milliman
  • National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI)
  • New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
  • New York Life Insurance
  • Prudential Financial, Inc.
  • Selective Insurance Group, Inc.

Journey to becoming an actuary

Keeping in mind that entrance into this high-demand profession depends heavily on passing a series of professional exams, our program concentrates on offering students relevant co-curricular activities to provide exam preparation and build a strong student-faculty support system.

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Actuarial Science, B.S.

Ahmad Mojiri

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Department of Mathematics

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

amojiri [at]


Academic Focus: Mathematics

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